Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias`venezuela`breeding advice

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MikesRifts
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Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias`venezuela`breeding advice

Post by MikesRifts »

Hi all,
I have a couple of pairs of Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias`venezuela`and one of the males is currently fanning eggs in a clay pipe which all have heads and tails. The problem is they live in a predatory cichlid tank so I'd like to remove the youngsters before they are fully mobile and start to wander away from the pipe.
When is the best time to move them?
Also any advice on doing it carefully would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance :-)

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Re: Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias`venezuela`breeding advice

Post by cavefish »

If you have a smaller tank, you could fill that up with water from the cichlid tank and move the entire cave with male + fry. Always tilt the cave entrance upwards so as not to drop its contents. Once the male leaves the cave you can relocate him to the main tank, leaving the fry in their own tank with the same water temperature and parameters.

Good luck.

Karl

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